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Robert of Gloucester, an English chronicler, living at the time of the Battle of Evesham (1265). He is remarkable for a metrical chronicle of England, from the time of the fabulous Brutus to his own, based chiefly on Geoffrey of Monmouth's book. It extends to 10,000 lines and is one of the earliest epics of the English language.


Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.